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Will the classic phenolics cycle continue?

Acetone is a co-product of phenol production, and the availability of acetone depends on phenol demand. Acetone economics are best judged by its ratio to propylene, and this drops in a long market.
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Asia Remains Key to U.S. Polyethylene Industry’s Export Strategy

US polyethylene producers have a domestic demand problem, with year-to-date sales to North American customers off nearly 9%, according to April industry data compiled by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), medium density polyethylene (MDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), and ethylene-alpha-olefin copolymers.
read more: Mainland China PVC markets – Polyvinyl Chloride Supply Continues to Increase

Mainland China PVC markets – Polyvinyl Chloride Supply Continues to Increase: Chemical supply continues to increase and the structure changed - in 2023-27, PVC capacity in mainland China is expected to continue increasing. Mainland China will become the most important market in global PVC trade in the next 3-5 years.
read more: Braskem Buyers Circle as Bidding War Heats Up - Three competing offers from big-name buyers on the table

Abu Dhabi, Apollo Pitted Against Batista Family in Braskem Race.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Apollo Global Management made a joint 37.5 billion reais ($7.8 billion) bid to acquire all of the company’s shares in May; the following month, Brazilian chemical group Unipar Carbocloro SA offered to buy a 34.4% stake from shareholder Novonor SA for 10 billion reais ($2 billion). A third bidder threw its hat in the ring, ....

US Propylene and Polypropylene Export Competitiveness

US Propylene and Polypropylene Export Competitiveness: Despite recent propylene price decreases US Propylene and Polypropylene export competitiveness remains limited.
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